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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby vinkie » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:42 pm

Thanks you Morkel for your advice :)
Maybe someday I'll buy a "pro"lens but now i'll have to use these.

Very nice pictures :clap:
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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby Andreas_79 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:03 pm

Lizet and Morkel - your photos are brilliant.

Morkel - may i ask for the settings of your bird in flight photos?
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Unread postby Kamadejo » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:08 pm

WOW, stunning pics :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby Morkel777 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:51 pm

Andreas_79 wrote:Lizet and Morkel - your photos are brilliant.

Morkel - may i ask for the settings of your bird in flight photos?


Andreas...every opportunity is unique and oftentimes one has to be very flexible with your settings (know your camera!).

I do tend to prefer shooting in Av mode (Aperture Priority), though, and try to keep the shutter speed as high as possible except when attempting to do "panning blur" shots.

Test your camera's image quality at high ISO settings. Being comfortable using high ISO can save shots taken in low light when you need shutter speed. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby Anja Barnard » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:14 pm

Hi there

I only have the following in my kit:

CANON SX 30 IS
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

But I would like to change that :D :cam: :cam:

I was wondering if anybody can give me any advise, ideas on what to look at. :huh: :huh:

I was looking at a Nikon D90. Any comments???? What do I need? I want it obviously for wild life. At this stage not looking for professional equipment, but it should be able to do much more than my Canon'tjie.

Ultimately then add the SIGMA 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG. ????

Does anybody has photos to show me (or can direct me to them if already on this blog) taken with:

The NIKON D90 with the 18-105 lens (according to my understanding comes out with it???)
The NIKON D90 with the Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 :doh: :doh:

Thanks!!! :doh: :doh: :doh:

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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby vinkie » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:47 pm

Hi Anja,

If you are looking at a Nikon D90 why not buy a Nikon D7000?
Newer version of the D90 more options, more megapixels. :D

I have a D7000 with Nikkor 18-105mm and Nikkor 70-300mm.

I think I'll buy a bigger lens for the next trip maybe the 50-500mm or the 150-500mm 8)

Maybe I can show you pictures at the end of the month taken with this camera and the lenses, when we are back from our Kruger NP trip.

Good luck making your choice.

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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby Anja Barnard » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:12 am

Vinkie

Thank you so much for your advise. Will have a look at the D7000.

Please, it will be great if you can show me some pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Were advised to first get the 70-300 before moving to the 500mm lenses. :thumbs_up:

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Unread postby Brunilda » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:06 am

So irritated typed a whole lot and then the ipad just closed down everything.

I live in the uae so dont usually do wildlife, im a portrait photographer usually, here is my gear:


Canon 5 dii

50mm f1.4
85mm f1.8
100mm macro f2.8
24-105mm f4
70-200mm f4

Speedlight 430 yet i hate flash as in studio i use elimchrome lights

Manfrotto mono pods and a gereic tripod yet i hate being "fixed" and prefer handheld

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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby Morkel777 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:30 am

Okay - this thread has been quiet for far too long...

I have been planning this for over a year, and finally I have taken the leap...

and converted to the DARK SIDE :twisted: :mrgreen: :thumbs_up: :cam:

Here is my new gear lineup which I am taking to Kruger very soon and hopefully to the Kgalagadi sooner rather than later:

Nikon D3s
Nikon D7000 with battery grip
Nikkor 500mm f4 VR-II
Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 VR-II
Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8
Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8
SB900 flash
1.4x teleconverter (mark2)
Wimberley off-camera flash bracket

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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby vinkie » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:39 pm

Good choice! :thumbs_up:

Nikon is very nice I have a Nikon D7000 myself.

Have you tested the 500mm?

Thinking of buying a 500m myself but not this one too expensive for my budget.

Nice kit why the switch?
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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby Switchback » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:37 pm

Morkel first of all, welcome to OUR side, not so bad here hey...? :thumbs_up:

Second of all: HAVE YOU WON THE LOTTO OR SOMETHING!!! :big_eyes: Your gear list have me drooling!! :redface:
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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:39 pm

Enjoy Morkel.
I'm looking forward to seeing the shots.
And welcome to the 'light' side. I'm sure you'll be kicking yourself soon for not having made the switch earlier ;)
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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby Morkel777 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:22 pm

Switchback wrote:Second of all: HAVE YOU WON THE LOTTO OR SOMETHING!!! :big_eyes: :redface:


Hardly!! :big_eyes: Haha let's just say I'm working for the bank manager now :wink: :D

Josh of the Bushveld wrote:And welcome to the 'light' side. I'm sure you'll be kicking yourself soon for not having made the switch earlier ;)


I already am, squire :wall: :dance:
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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:59 am

Morkel777 wrote:
Josh of the Bushveld wrote:And welcome to the 'light' side. I'm sure you'll be kicking yourself soon for not having made the switch earlier ;)


I already am, squire :wall: :dance:

Great stuff. I've yet to come across someone who was happy switching from Nikon to Canon, but not vice versa
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Re: Photography Kit Parade

Unread postby Me Skarabee » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:07 pm

I read this topic since I recently switched over to DSLR and am in the learning curve. Thus enjoying the upgrading experience. On the one hand I can understand the challenges and satifcation wrt upgrading. But those photos are already so beautiful, capturing the exterior of the objects. .. and then I thought, may be an upgrade will end up in the 'dark side'.... What more can be captured.... the "inside" of the object? :D
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